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Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

Posted on: December 12, 2010 8:58 pm
Edited on: December 12, 2010 9:13 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

By the time you're reading this, the words "Sal Alosi" will be trending on Twitter. That's because Sal Alosi is the name of the Jets coach who tripped the Dolphins' Nolan Carroll during Sunday's game.

Alosi, a strength and conditioning coach in his fourth year with the Jets, stuck his leg out and took Carroll down, as you can see below.

"The team is reviewing the situation and looking into the appropriate next steps," a Jets spokesperson told members of the media.

Originally, the Jets took Alosi was "ushered away under security" but the team eventually confirmed he was the guilty party.

Dolphins players didn't take the whole thing too well either.

"That is so dirty," Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby said, before nominating the play for Monday night's "Come on, MAN!" segment.

"They're cheaters -- they do what they do," Channing Crowder said. "They cheat and talk junk and they do all that stuff but we beat the hell out of them today. I tell you the truth, I would have broke that old man's leg."

Carroll himself said he wasn't mad and declined to comment on it (and, seriously, go watch Jeff Darlington's "Miami Minute" with all these quotes. They're hysterical.)

Of course, the Jets have plenty more to fix than just dirty strength and conditioning coaches on the sideline, as CBS Sports' Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts point out below.


Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: December 13, 2010 1:54 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

Every article I had read made it sound like the guy went on to the field and tripped the guy. That pic makes it look more like the Dolphin was running towards the coach, as he was already out of bounds. There are a whole line of coaches there. As much the player's fault as the coach.

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: December 13, 2010 1:51 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

@lanceito44--People that are model employees do not have moments like this.  It would never occur to a "model employee" to stick his knee out and see if he could disrupt an opponent, especially when the model employee is not even supposed to be a part of the action.  It was a sucker punch, plain and simple.  As far as the Jets go at this point, I am not surprised by their lack of action in this matter.  To me, the smarter thing to have done was to say the guy is suspended immediately, pending a further decision at a later date.  Instead, they go quiet so they can guage the public reaction to this.  Whether he stays with the team or not, I would think that we will not see him on the sidelines any more this year.   

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: December 13, 2010 1:39 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

EM 19-
If it had been the other way around and a Jets player had been tripped by a Dolphins coach, I would still say the dumbass shouldn't be running out of bounds down the other team's sideline. That's just dumb & doesn't help the play. If you run out of bounds on your own accord you should have to sit down because you are out of the play. It sucks that they lost but i am in no way sore over it, the Jets can still make the playoffs.
I'm done for the day, you boys have fun arguing over this. Dolphins fans keep complaining, you're so good at it.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 1:27 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

why is it that people knee jerk to anything that happens? everything is a knee jerk reaction. the guy made a stupid decision in the heat of the moment. was it right? absolutely not. should he get off scott-free? no. i think a suspension without pay is in order. people make mistakes, and calling for his head over this incident is a little too much.

meanwhile, we have long standing cheaters like belichek constantly getting kudos and attaboys each week. big ben anyone? let's just categorize this the right way. if it happens again after he comes back from suspension, then you're talking about a fireable offense. for now, let's fine and suspend him, and give him the benefit of his previous 8 years without any known incidents.

Since: Jul 25, 2008
Posted on: December 13, 2010 1:18 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

Big Bad Sash,
You might want to stop supporting this action. The more you say the more you show that you are a MORON. How can you condone this, Rivalry or not? This is CHEAP anyway you look at it.

By what you are saying, it is OK? What if a dolphins coach did that to a jets player. I bet you wouldn't be saying it is OK.

Your just sore that the Fins whooped ya'

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: December 13, 2010 1:17 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

Mcwagner1 - wow you took that to the extreme didn't you. No one said anything about stabbing people, I never would have gone that far but hey everyone has an opinion no matter how weird right?. Stabbing & the Taliban have nothing to do with sports & even though that may be going on in your neighborhood you might want to try another site for those topics. And Yes I did mean there is a bigger jerk than me out there hence throwing out Ben Roethlisberger (which is actually sports related). Ok so Fine the strength & conditioning coach  tripped a guy, i'm not too concerned about it, but some of you seem outraged when it really is not that serious. It sounds like many of you like a little bit of PLEASE & THANK YOU with your NFL but i am not one of those people.  
And there is no need to bash book clubs, readng is actually quite relaxing.

As far as Rex Ryan losing control of the team I wouldn't go that far either. I like the swagger the Jets have/had. It's nice to see that once in a while when there are teams like the Patriots who may be robots. Either way the Jets have had their swag bubble busted somewhat but it's not because of a lack of control. I'm confident that they'll get it figured out & that Mark Sanchez will improve, he is not the worst QB in the league for whoever said that.

GO JETS! Turn it around please!

Since: Aug 24, 2009
Posted on: December 13, 2010 1:11 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

This may, or may not be a sign of the "bigger problem" as the jets implode right before our eyes..  Did you get a look at Sanchez on the sideline.?? Thought the boy was going to break down and cry..  Keep it up big Rex...  nothing like a bigmouth inserting foot..  The Jets season is over..  Want to say THANK YOU from Patriot nation....

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 1:09 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

So what!

I watched it at real speed and the dumb ass stayed out of bounds and ran the jets sideline. Carrol is a dumb but then Alosi should not have admitted it. He's a dumb too. He should have said something like he was coming towrds me and I tried to lean back but I couldn't get out of the way in time.

When you watch it at full speed that's actualy what happened. He leaned his body back but never moved his feet. Giving the impression he stepped into the trip. When actualy he intentionaly stayed in the way so the guy would trip. It's still a trip. But hey, the guy was running the sidelines. It happens alot on special teams it's just not as obvious as this was.

Not sure if there is a rule that says the people on the sidelines are supposed to move or not. I think it's the right thing to do but i don't think it's required.

No fine, No firing. No suspension. It's not the head coach doing something dirty or teaching his coaches or players to do something dirty. It's just a mans game and men should be in it not the cry babies that are complaining about it.

YouTube has several videos of it so you can see it at real speed.

Just one more thing the special teams coaches should teach players not to do is use the other teams bench to get down the field to make a tackle. That is a penalty.

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 1:06 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

So LSUSMC, why is it so bad for the Jets to take their time as an organization and make sure they make the right decision?? He has worked for the Team for 8 years and if this is the first issue of any kind with the guy, I understand them taking their time... They have to do what's best for the Jets, not a knee jerk reaction because of media pressure, fan comments, etc...

Yes it was completely bush league for Alosi to do what he did but if the guy is good at his job and a model employee otherthan this incident, I think he should keep his job...  I would hate to see the guys career ruined over one very DUMB incident...

Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: December 13, 2010 1:05 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

I don't see any way that they can let that guy keep his job after doing something like that.  He totally knows better.  Luckily the guy wasn't seriously hurt and luckily the play wasn't affected.  It could have easily gone different.  Just in general the message has to be sent that interfering with a game will not be tolerated at all.

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